Sharepoint error in FrontPage 2003

My boss has been  maintain a personal website on his local machine forever.  Recently he started to get this error when he tries to edit the site at http://hismachinename/

An error occured accessing your Windows SharePoint Services site files.
Authors - if authoring against a Web Server, please contact the Webmaster for
this server's Web Site. Webmasters - please see the server's application
event log for more details."

We don't user SharePoint for anything.  Why is this error popping up now?

bergm57Asked:
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nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
What is the error from the server event log?  That would help alot in this situation.


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bergm57Author Commented:
I don't really see and error that might be related.  I get a lot of Netlogon, W32Time and and occasional SR in the System log.  In the Application log I see AutoEnrollment and Userenv they relate to not being able to see the domain controller and apply group policies.  This is on a laptop so I expect some errors like that but there are quite a lot of them.

nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
So, just to be clear,

A) this is a FrontPage web
B) the website is hosted on your internal server
C) the error is happening when your boss is publishing the website to the server


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bergm57Author Commented:
A) Yes the site was created with FrontPage
B) the website is his private one and it is hosted on his laptop, the same one he used to create it
C) the error occurs when he is trying to open the site as a web.  http://bic-ws1  

bigbillydotcomCommented:
follow this step-by-step how to on both your local and server webs
http://www.bigbilly.com/bbdc/howto

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nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
follow bigbilly's how-to.  its most likely an error that is occuring in IIS on the laptop.


the sharepoint central administration console is the console also for the frontpage server extensions.

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Eme-EleonuCommented:
Just simply stop the web in IIS, and refresh and add it again. Some how, he must have changed the settings for the web.
1. Go to Administrative Tools via Control Panel
2. Expand until you reach your web
3. Right click and choose stop
4. Refresh and Rightclick choose Add
5. Add it again to point to the root web
nprignanoTechnical ArchitectCommented:
agreed
bigbillydotcomCommented:
yes
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